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Arturo's Uptown Italiano
Arturo's Uptown Italiano

Arturo's Uptown Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arturosuptown.com
  • Phone: (713) 621-1180
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Seles Romero
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (713) 621-1180

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Oak Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking as well as valet.
A word from Arturo's Uptown Italiano
Dining at elegant Arturo’s Uptown Italiano is like a visit to the romantic hillside cafes of Tuscany. Arturo’s will charm you with the warmth of Old Italy and astound you with Chef Seles Romero's delicious flavors. Dine on the open air covered patio or in the beautiful stone and wood interior. Ravioli with crab meat, salmon with a mustard dill sauce, savory eggplant parmigiana, spicy penne pasta and Italian sausage -all are now Houston classics. From the extensive wine list to the friendly hostesses and the helpful waitstaff, all the pieces are in place to make your visit to Arturo's a most wonderful experience. The acoustics are designed to allow pleasant table conversation and there is ample free parking as well as valet. Come for the charm of Old Italy -we look forward to seeing you. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a lovely brunch at Arturo's. Our waiter was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Food was excellent! Brunch is a relatively new offering at Arturo's and as a result it was far from crowded. This was in some ways a nice thing but I would love to see more people discover this place for brunch!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I have eaten at Arturo's twice this week because it is soooo delish! Yummy food, good atmosphere, and great service. GO!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My first review after many times dining here. Though Italian, the food is varied and consistently very good. I've tried a lot of the menu and any of the seafood dishes are outstanding. Staff is pleasant and professional and Lupe is a great bartender. The owner is always there and keeping an eye on things. This is how a restaurant should be run. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Waiter was excellent in allowing business conversations to go on without interrupting. Highly recommend Rick Burnett Burnett Staffing Specialists"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Eight of us dined and our dinner was just perfect and we had the best time catching up with each other. The waiter was helpful and the food was delicious. We agreed that the Branzino sea bass was the best. All tables were taken, but we could still talk with ease. A great restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Had dinner her the other night the service & food where very good. We will return for sure."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Have been to Arturo's several times and it seems to have moved from good to very good to excellent. Do not know if they have a new chef, however it is excellent"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We regularly host business dinners and Arturo's is our favorite venue. No matter how good the food is somewhere, if you can't hear the client because of noise level, what's the point? Arturo's has excellent acoustics. The food and service are among the best in town and the location is great. We start talking about other places, but more often than not end up at Arturo's. And that's a good thing."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "was perfect. We so appreciate a restaurant where you can hear yourself talk. And the food was delicious, the service friendly and attentive. It's a wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We have had dinner here 5 times over the last 2 weeks and love it. The pastas are perfectly al dente and delicious. The sausage pasta is the best so far. The salmon is the best we have ever had. The best of the best is the seabass they filet as you watch. Service is very good. It is a beautiful restaurant and don't miss the patio. Very easy to talk even when the house is full."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had heard about Arturo's for some time and were very, very pleased with our dinner. It was one of the most pleasant times we've had in a restaurant and we eat out a lot. Service was friendly, the owner came by for a chat, the food was really good and the wine list as well. We are going to try brunch this Sunday. We recommend Arturo's."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Arturo's has consistently found the perfect balance between attentive service and allowing one's party to visit and move through the dining experience at a pace that is desired. Never a feeling of being rushed, but yet a waiter is always within reach. When it is available, the Osso Buco is perhaps the best I've ever had. The steak was cooked as ordered, and they were pleased to serve an appetiser ordered as an entree. Fair wine list prices as well which is a big hit for us. The wine list leaned heavily toward Italian selections which could be expected, but there was an adequate selection of California wines from which to make several choices at the price point at which we wanted to be."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent, excellent service -- the waiter and staff were outstanding, very knowledgeable and friendly. But the food itself was overly salty and not that fresh. In today's culinary world, local, organic and alkaline-promoting foods are more common, and with this price tag, I expected something more along those lines. I felt very weighted and tired after the meal -- it was a bit heavier than necessary. I had the seared tuna (raw) with grilled veggies."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wow. This is a busy restaurant. We had to wait at the bar for ten minutes or so, but then got a nice table. Helpful hostess. A big point is that while they were busy, we could still do table talk. Good acoustics. Four of us had fish and pastas and all were delicious. Danny is a great waiter. This was our first time here and will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I love coming to Arturo's for business lunches. The food is always great and the service is quick and easy. However, our lunch on Tuesday took forever. The restaurant was not packed at all and I am not sure why it took so long. Our lunch was almost 2 hours and we did not order appetizers or desert. Major disappointment!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Parking: easy. Hostess: friendly. Service: on it. Eggplant Parmesean: best ever. Caesar Salad: perfect. Redfish: excellent. Chicken Pasta: tasty. Desserts: great. Atmosphere: smart and warm. Patio: beautiful. Overall: one of the best in town."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very good food, great service, relaxing atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife an I had a lovely veining at Arturo's. The food was good. She had the Branzino and I had Ossobuco. Both dishes were good, fresh and emxtremely well prepared. A nice wine selection and good service. Daniel the person that waited on us did a nice job. My sole comment is that it was a little bit overpriced. Don't miss it if in Houston."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "No better Italian restaurant in the city. I recently had the lobster ravioli--truly memorable. Having a special dinner or just want a nice place to go with a significant other or friends? Then this place should definitely be on your list of possibilities. If you sit in a booth, you can also hear what your companions are saying and they can understand you too--this is a rarity in many restaurants, which seem to think the louder the place, the better the food tastes. Hint to those places: instead of turning up the volume, go to Arturo's and see what really makes a restaurant attractive."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Arturo's is one of the best restaurants in Houston with very tasty fresh food and excellent service"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I hosted a business dinner and everything went smooth as silk. The ambiance is warm, the food is terrific and the acoustics are such that you can hear everyone talk at a large table. The sea bass dish is a show stopper and as tasty as it gets. Parking is easy and the staff is top notch. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Four of us dined on the patio and greatly enjoyed our fish and steaks. Service was friendly and helpful. We had a nice chat with the owner and you can tell the difference when the owner is in a restaurant all day everyday, unlike the chains. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I agree with the review on the avocado & spinach soup entree. It is healthy and maybe the best soup I have ever had and I am a soup fanatic. The whole wheat pasta dish is also a winner that is healthy. There are a lot of reasons to like this cafe."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Our 4th dinner in two weeks was just as good as the first and that was excellent. The ingredients are top quality, service is just what you want and the wine list is reasonable and well done. The seafood risotto is outstanding. And you don't have to shout to be heard. A great dining spot."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We took a chance and booked dinner here for our 40th wedding anniversary. First time. We were not disappointed. The service and food were excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The seafood branzino is a signature dish, best in town. The avocado and spinach soup entree is another big winner. Pastas and steaks are very good also. They do a great job here. Returning for a client dinner on Thursday. Recommended."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the restaurant for the first time for our anniversary. The decor is very romantic and quiet. I think there were only two other parties there. We were having a late dinner around 8:30. I would have like to have given my order to the waiter earlier than I did because we were starving, but it worked out. The food was somewhere between delicious and good. I had the tenderloin with mushroom risotto. My husband had the salmon with potatoes and vegetables. The dessert was good. I had the creme brulee and the presentation was a bit odd, but it was delicious. All in all the food and staff and decor were OK, but I probably will not rush to go back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Nice setting but some items overpriced, calamari not edible rest of the dish quite good."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Read the reviews and made this our first Open Table reservation. Dinner could not have been better. Easy parking, friendly staff and delicious food. All the tables were full, but the noise was not intrusive on our conversation. This is a great place to dine."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Just a lovely place for a busines lunch. The service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "About Arturo's. We have dined in Uptown Park many times, but for some reason had not noticed Arturo's across the street on the backside. Our knows-every-hot-spot-in-town friend sent us there and we know where it is now for sure -on our favorites list. Pasta with sausage was so tasty and the fish (Branzinno?) was as good as it gets. That and a reasonable wine list and a good waiter made for a super night. We will be having dinner there again soon. It's worth finding."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had a marvelous group dinner in a private room. Everyone was pleased with their food and service was very good. This was a client appreciation dinner and couldn't have gone better. Great staff and kitchen. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Met family who drove in from LA at Arturo's for dinner. Had never been and took a risk with trying something new with family coming in, but was greatly impressed. Service was impeccable, Diego was great! Food was simply to die for. The beef risotto, magnificent! Will be back again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had not dined here is a couple of years, but returned on advice of a co-worker. Found a menu that was greatly improved and executed. I'm going to give it another shot before declaring it great, but it certainly was on this pleasant dinner date."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have had dinner with friends and with clients and Arturo's has exceeded expectations every time. Everything is as good as it gets. The bassino fish is our favorite. They are busy, but you can still carry on a conversation. Big Plus! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were impressed with the quality of food and the service -attentive without intruding. There were four of us and thought the seafood and pastas were excellent as were our appetizers. They were very busy, but the noise level was so high as to be annoying. Recommended."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We requested a quiet table, which we received and it was very nice and quiet. The food was very good. It was the service that was sub par and caused the "mixed review" title. One of our dining companions ordered a entree size bowl of soup. What came could best be described as a cup of soup. His wife ordered and received her soup which was entree sized Also, his soup came without a spoon. Our dining companion got up and got his own spoon. Luckily, the manager or owner stopped by and asked how things went with dinner. He got the whole story and apologized. He thanked us for the feed back, so we will see if things change. In any event, it will probably be a long time before we return."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Excellent spot for a business lunch as you can carry on a conversation easily. The wait staff are very good as they are there when you need them and just kind of invisible during the business part of your lunch. One of our guests stated the trout was the best he ever had. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Service was mediocre when I last visited. Food was good. Not bad, but nothing special for the price. The owner/manager/hostess is very friendly and welcoming. The waitstaff not so much. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Looked for italian rest close to galleria for our anniversary dinner and all the recent reviews for arturos were good. Food was very good but wine list was kinda pricey. Service was very good but the rest was kinda dead with only a few customers... Not typical for a good houston rest on a friday nite"
    Dined on 5/29/2014